School: Scoil na gCeithre Máighistrí, Dún na nGall (roll number 14247)

Location:
Copany, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Cathal Mag Fhionntaigh

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The Altar Bush

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1035, Page 204

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There is a big oak tree with a large round flat stone under it in the townland of Drumbar (about one mile from Donegal town).

Long ago the priest used to say Mass here and ever since the people call it the “Altar Bush”.
When a man named Brogan was cutting a hedge near this place many years ago he found a little book there.
The priest who used to say Mass at this place was supposed to have left it there.

Collector
Adhamhnan Mag Fhionntaigh
Gender
male
Age
13
Informant
Patrick Walsh
Gender
male
Age
80
Address
Drummenny Middle, Co. Donegal
Language
English
Location
Drumbar